Review: Seal It With a Kiss

I’m just going to come out and say it, I’m not a big fan of kissing.  I just never have been.  Tongues kind of gross me out and they’re usually involved so I’m just not a fan overall.  When I saw Seal it with a Kiss, I thought it might make it a little more interesting and MyPleasure sent it to me to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Adult Information Book
  • Editor:  Violet Blue
  • Publisher:  Cleis Press
  • Pages:  193
  • Size:  7″ x 5″ x 0.5″
  • Price:  $12.95
  • Pros:  Not obscene; Easy to read; Some good tips; Small
  • Cons:  Language is generally cheesy; Very hetero-normative
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you want to pick up some kissing tips

seal it with a kiss by violet blue

The book

Seal it with a Kiss is a small book, only *insert size*.  It can be easily stored in a bedside table.  However, the book isn’t obscene in any way.  The cover is a cream color and on the front it says “Seal it with a kiss” and “Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Delivering the Knockout Kiss” along with a large lip print.  The spine of the book just lists the title of the book and the author, while the back is a summary of the book itself.  I don’t think it would be inappropriate to leave it out, or have the spine facing out on a bookshelf. I think most people would not think twice about it, or just think it was a cutesy book or a gag.

The book itself has a total of ten chapters:

Introduction:  The Perfect Kiss
Chapter 1:  The Secret Society of Kissing Artists
Chapter 2:  Make it happen: Get That Kiss, Anywhere, Anyplace, Anytime
Chapter 3:  Your Mouth:  He’s Gotta Have It
Chapter 4:  Kissing:  A Field Guide
Chapter 5:  Deliver a Knockout Kiss
Chapter 6:   The Rules of the Game
Chapter 7:  Take Your Kissing to the Next Level
Chapter 8:  The Make-Out Artist
Chapter 9:  Kissing Games

Each chapter is fairly short and is broken down into a few sections.  They are very easy to read, but, while the writing is clear, it is a little cutesy to me.  I’m sure that’s great for some people, but for me I just found it kind of silly.  They name several kissing personalities (Sweet Lips, Power Puss, Hot Lips, and Pure Delicious Poison) as well as several kissing techniques and even types of guys to kiss.  It just seemed a little over the top to me.  Another issue I had is it is written in a very hetero-normative manner; girls only kiss boys and boys only kiss girls.

The information itself is fairly good.  There are good tips and techniques and I was hoping that it would help me become more interested in kissing.  However, reading, especially the techniques that involve tongue, made me realize that I just don’t like it.  A lot of what’s included are good tips on how to get kisses and a lot of body language tips.

Overall, I thought Seal it with a Kiss was a bit cheesy for my liking.  It includes a few good tips, but a lot of it seemed silly to me.  If you really enjoy kissing, want to learn more, or don’t feel like you’re getting as many kisses as you want, it’s a cheap enough book to add to your collection.

*This review was sponsored by MyPleasure, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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